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Science Communication Competition


Each year the Biochemical Society looks for talented science communicators to take part in our annual Science Communication Competition. The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.


To enter, submit an original piece of writing or video on a biomolecular topic of your choice. Your article or video must be aimed at the general public and must be submitted with an entry form.


Winning entries receive a cash prize, as well as a mentoring session with one of our mentors; Freelance science writer , broadcaster and award-winning science blogger, Dr Kat Arney, freelance science communication consultant and trainer, Dr Steve Cross, and the Science Media Centre, which provides accurate and evidence-based information about science through the media. 


Mentors will review your winning entry and will provide feedback and suggestions to make your entry ready for publication. They will also be able to discuss the various skills needed for a career in science communication, and give winners advice based on their own career experiences.


Your winning entry will be published in the Society’s magazine, The Biochemist and on the Society’s website. 


The winners and shortlisted entries of the 2016 Science Communication Competition have been announced, find out more here


The 2017 Science Communication Competition opens in January 2017.

Terms and conditions

Criteria and guidelines

What makes a good science communication piece? Find out if your entry is eligible for the competition and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Judges

Find out who will be judging the competition in 2016 and read our judges top tips.

The prizes

Winners will receive a cash prize and a mentoring session from a professional science communicator. Find out more here.

Previous winners


See previous winning entries from the competition.